Books »Award Winning
by Alison Wright with illustrations by Larry Mitchell with photography by Victor France
Seventy kilometres off Australia’s west coast lie a series of barren-looking atolls called the Abrolhos Islands. The seasonal inhabitants of these islands came from diverse ethnic backgrounds, and, like many isolated communities, have developed close links. Working together as a community they have built schools, halls, churches and lifelong friendships…Read more »
The leap Greg took was quicker and higher than any he’d made going for a mark. If he’d taken air in a game, this time he took ozone. It was the most important jump he’d ever make. It saved his life. In this sequel to Killer Boots, footy is more than just a game, and the stakes are as high as they get. Read more »
by Pat Jacobs
… a poetic merging of landscape and psyche,’ — Australian Book Review
It was their first trip. They joined the exodus north, the long procession of caravans and campers and gleaming Land Cruisers, the tight-packed trailers with dinghies strapped on top, spreading up the coastal highway; part of the ritual urge that took hold in middle life to…Read more »
‘John Kinsella’s poems are a very rare feat: they are narratives of feeling. Vivid sight — of landscapes, of animals, of human forms in distant light, becomes insight. There is, often, the shock of the new. But somehow awaited, even familiar. Which is the homecoming of a true poet’ — George Steiner.
In The Hunt particular geographies are in…Read more »
In 1937, the Commonwealth Government and the States resolved to adopt as official policy the removal of Aboriginal children from their families. That policy envisaged the ultimate disappearance of the Aboriginal race. Although this policy was replaced after the Second World War with assimilation, much of the underlying purpose remained. Our State of…Read more »
Loose photographs you can shuffle about. You can pick them up and put them down again in any order you like. Photo albums are for happy families. Children, grown-up, pass them onto their children. When you are thirty-one years old, and the soaring curve of your carefully planned future suddenly freezes into stillness against the sky, photo albums are…Read more »
‘Reading Genre is like looking through the glass wall of a hive buzzing with the exits and entrances of different characters, storylines, trains of though, all bringing home the information from everywhere that puts the terminal frighteners on central planning.’ — Rod Mengham
‘An intelligent book of images, very sophisticated, poetic: a journey…Read more »
by John Long
A strange light on the mountain, a hidden cave, a glowing crystal, an extraordinary time-warp … School holidays had never been like this! What begins as a very ordinary visit to their uncle’s farm, turns into an adventure that Peter and Sarah could never have imagined. An amazing chain of events all add up to an extraordinary secret that they alone…Read more »
by Warren Flynn
Kim had to save the forest and the lake before they were gone forever. She’d lost too much already. At times it felt like she was drowning, and there was no one to hold on to, not even Gary.
‘… the hopes, the dreams and the aspirations that bring people to Australia are shared in this book ..Read more »
by Tracy Ryan
Bluebeard in Drag re-embodies the unsaid of our stories about family and memory. Tracy Ryan’s poems examine the Gothic workings of power within the family, its incursions into the body, and how the body might resist, survive, and even heal.
Powerful, controlled and searingly honest, Bluebeard in Drag is compelling as an exploration of the resources…Read more »